Nov. 29, 2012
Ross S. Salvo, of Pittston, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore.
Born April 21, 1925, he was the son of the late Patsy and Mary Ciali Salvo of Railroad Street in Pittston.
He graduated from Pittston Township High School. He was a United States Army veteran, serving in the 30th Infantry Division and was decorated with a Bronze Star for valor during the Battle of the Bulge.
He moved to Connecticut in 1950 and was employed as an electrician with the Pitney Bowes Corporation in Connecticut. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy and Saint Matthew's Church.
Ross was a mild-mannered jokester who was loved by all who knew him. He enjoyed working in his garden, reading, walking and listening to music. After his retirement, Ross and his wife enjoyed traveling with their friends and spending time with their five grandchildren. Ross' family was extremely important to him.
He and his wife of 61 years moved back to Pittston in 2007 to be closer to them. After moving back to Pennsylvania, he continued his faith at Saint Joseph Marello Parish (Mount Carmel).
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Marie Davis Salvo; brothers, Sam and Charles Salvo.
He is survived by his son, Pasquale Salvo and wife, Diane; daughter, Maryann Salvo Drennen and husband, Tom, grandchildren, Beth Salvo O'Connell and her husband, Corbett; Alyssa and Kevin Drennen; and Christine and Ross Salvo. He is also survived by his brother, Joe Salvo of Norwalk, Conn. and sisters, Carrie Murray and husband, Joe of Ashley; Lucy Salvo of Pittston; Mary Falzone and husband, John of Swoyersville, Patricia Corcoran and husband, Dennis of Pittston, and Helen Poole and husband, Art of Bear Creek; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.